Interlink Electronics

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Interlink Electronics Inc.
IndustryComputer hardware
FoundedApril 30, 1984; 36 years ago (1984-04-30)
HeadquartersCamarillo, California, United States
Key people
Steven Bronson (CEO)
ProductsForce sensing, position sensing, mouse, pointing and touchpad

Interlink Electronics, Inc.[1] is a technology company that specializes in manufacturing sensors that are used in electronic portable devices, such as smartphones, GPS systems, and in industrial computers and systems controls.


Interlink was founded on April 30, 1996[1] and released the first force-sensing resistor for commercial use in 1977.[2][3]

In 2001, Interlink helped Microsoft design the controller for the Xbox.[4]


Interlink Electronics filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nintendo in December 2006 over the pointing functionality of the Wii Remote, claiming "loss of reasonable royalties, reduced sales and/or lost profits as a result of the infringing activities" of Nintendo.[5][6] The lawsuit was dismissed by Interlink in March 2007.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC. :: OpenCorporates". Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  2. ^ Inc., Interlink Electronics. "Resistive Sensor Technology". Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  3. ^ "Force Sensing Resistor - How it Works and its Applications". ElProCus - Electronic Projects for Engineering Students. 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  4. ^ Matthew Barker (2001-01-16). "Microsoft Teams with Interlink Electronics for Xbox Controllers". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2006-12-27.
  5. ^ "IGN: Nintendo Sued for Patent Infringement". 2006-12-13. Archived from the original on 2006-12-13. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  6. ^ a b gov.uscourts.ded.37438. RECAP Project.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ "Case docket: Interlink Electronics Inc. v. Nintendo of America". Retrieved 2018-08-12.

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